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Australian Rules Football Skills > Decision Making Rebound

Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Purpose
Working the ball upfield effectively requires choosing the most open player who gains the most distance for the team. This drill has a decision making kick and follow up receive at next contest. The movement replicates working the ball out of defense using a switch.
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Groups of
7
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Ages
6+
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Balls/grp
1
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Cones
4
distance
Distance (max)
70m
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Opp. tops
1
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Visible opposition strip: 1
  • Setup

    Divide into groups of 7, one ball, four cones and one defender's strip/bib per group.
  • Step 1

    (A) kicks a tumble punt out in front of (B), who picks up running out
    Juniors can simply run and handball to the feet of the player
  • Step 2

    (B) picks up and sees leading options (1) and (2). There is a red defender (3) trying to cover these players so (B) must choose the best option to kick to.
    (B) must look long first as this will gain the most yards. If the longer option is covered, go short
    (1) and (2) should not lead to the same spot - if (1) leads short, (2) drops back
    Optional how much contact you allow the defender to apply. Can range from implied pressure to full marking contest and tackling
  • Step 3

    Whoever receives the ball out of (1) and (2) then handballs back to (B) who has continued running after their kick
    The non-receiver out of (1) and (2) must block defender (3) if possible
  • Step 4

    (B) then kicks to stationary (C), who backpedals then kicks with a sideways switch to (D).
  • Step 5

    (D) plays-on and same as (B), must choose the best option from the middle players (1) or (2) - the same players who provided options for (B) previously, and guarded by the same red defender (3).
  • Step 6

    Whoever receives the ball out of (1) or (2) then handballs back to (D) who has continued running after their kick
    Again, the non-receiver of (1) and (2) provides a shepherd
  • Step 7

    (D) kicks to stationary (A) to complete the loop.
    Players at stations (A), (B), (C) and (D) progress to the station they give to. The 3 players in the middle compete for 4-6 contests before swapping.
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Groups of
group
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8
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
1
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Run & Carry.
Skills
Shepherd, Crumb.
demo
play
video
Players
group
16+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long, Shepherd.
demo
play
video
Players
group
20+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
6+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Crumb.
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
8
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Hard Running, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
110m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
Players
group
10+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
2
Cones
cone
10
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking, Fun.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
8
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Players
group
24+
Ages
profile
15 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Hard Running, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Mark Contest.
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